Air Pistols Recalled by Umarex USA Due to Unexpected Firing

May 14, 2008

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Air Pistols

Units: About 7,250

Distributor: Umarex USA Inc., of Fort Smith, Ark.

Manufacturer: DianaWerk GmbH & Co., of Rastatt, Germany

Hazard: The air pistols can accidentally discharge, posing a risk of serious injury if the air pistol is loaded and pointed at the user or another person when it discharges.

Incidents/Injuries: Umarex USA has received one report of an injury involving the recalled air pistols. The pistol reportedly fired a pellet unexpectedly and struck the user in the lower leg causing swelling.

Description: The recall involves the RWS-5G Magnum Air Pistol. The air pistols, which are used for target and recreational shooting, use spring air to fire pellets. The air pistols are black and measure 17 ¾ x 6 inches. “RWS Diana P5 Magnum” is printed on the top of the air pistol. Serial numbers 03316930 through 03344312 are included in this recall and are stamped on the left side of the air pistol’s barrel.

Sold by: Sporting goods stores and gun shops nationwide from July 2006 through February 2008 for about $250.

Manufactured in: Germany

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled air pistols and contact Umarex USA to receive instructions on returning the air pistol for a free repair. Umarex USA has contacted known purchasers of the air pistol. Consumers who have not received direct notification should contact Umarex USA immediately.

Consumer Contact: Umarex USA.

Source: CPSC.

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